Beihai Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Beihai

December 6, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Beihai (Chinese: 北海; pinyin: Běihǎi) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi, People's Republic of China. The name of the city means "north of the sea" in Chinese, signifying its status as a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin, which has granted it historical importance as a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan. Between the years 2006 and 2020, Beihai is predicted to be the world's fastest growing city. Beihai has a large shipyard, but most of the money generated in the city is derived from trade.
Things to do in Beihai

1. Coffee Yuan

33 Chating Lu, Beihai, China Steakhouse, Barbecue +86 779 206 2288
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Coffee Yuan

Reviewed By Mr_Traveller_Man

Shangri-la hotel service is exceptional. They are trying
to serve you as well as it is possible.
Coffee Garden has western food. The food tastes really good.
There is a lot of different choices. Try the breakfast even if you are
not staying in the hotel.
It is not cheap but if you are staying in Beihai for long time, you
would need western food at some times.
I need, at least. :)

2. Seafood Market

Yunnan Lu | Beibuwan Square, Beihai, China Seafood
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
16%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Seafood Market

Reviewed By j2100 - Montgomery, Alabama

Very expensive! Service only good while selecting the seafood that is displayed in fish tanks outside the restaurant. Cold atmosphere inside the restaurant, outside Seating OK. They prepared the food differently than requested, because they "always do it this way"... food was tasty nevertheless.

3. Lai Lai TangMi

Waisha Island, Beihai, China Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff Chinese Lunch, Dinner +86 187 0779 4260
Excellent
8%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
42%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 12 reviews

Lai Lai TangMi

Reviewed By GaryWW_11 - Nha Trang, Vietnam

One of the few places in Beihai you can get real western food. Great lamb chops and steaks. They have daily specials for a great price and I ate there for three days. Nice people, good service.

4. Lujin Restaurant

Old Street 37, Beihai, China Seating Bar, Pub Drinks +86 779 866 1070
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

tel +86 13557799505

Reviewed By Luc3001

It is a Western-Chinese bar-restaurant located in the "Old Street" or "Lao Jie". Very friendly and helpfull Dutch Inn keeper (Tony), who runs the place with his Chinese wife. Indeed a bit the atmosphere of the old "Cheers" sitcom. You can play pool, darts or enjoy a very affordable drink alone or with friends. Going to this place very quickly felt like coming home.
Highly recommended.

5. WeiLian XiuXian Restaurant

No.8 Jinhan'an, Beihai 536000, China Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Bar, International, Pub Dinner, Late Night HK$149 +86 779 388 9333
Excellent
33%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

WeiLian XiuXian Restaurant

Reviewed By riemerlinger - Munich, Germany

Also I was very happy to find this restaurant.
They are serving Hofbräu draught beer - also the dark beer. They also have some more bavarian beer, e.g. the black beer by Moenchshof.
Menu contains both chinese and western meals, e.g. rib eye steak imported from Australia.
Good place to meet more foreigners and easily make some connections.
Thanks Marc!

6. Nirvana

Beihai City Street Zhuhai Road No. 49 | Old street, Beihai, China Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating Asian, Vietnamese Dinner
Excellent
35%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Nirvana

Reviewed By unkleriko - Shanghai, China

well, let me start with this: I'm a professional chef of almost thirty years who has worked, lived and traveled Asia extensively.....the food was nicely presented, although lacked flavor, save for the Thom Yang Goong, which was surprisingly good. the papaya salad was spicy enough yet lacked balance, although they DID use all the correct ingredients. the angry squid was "fishy", meaning not very fresh, and the only angry part was that it was BORING to eat. appetizer platter was lacking, the "raw" spring rolls were awful (in proper vietnamese restaurants there is ALWAYS prawns used), the fried ones had no flavor and the sauce was boring. the chicken wings weren't bad at all, and its not rocket science to fry a chicken wing well either. I tried to order white wine and was informed they had none...sigh. the lemongrass chicken cakes were not bad, although not entirely authentic.
FOR BEIHAI I understand why this restaurant would be popular and appreciated, although honestly, for us, it was "all show and no go" meaning it all LOOKED good and then fell short of the mark flavor wise, save for the aforementioned thai soup
apparantly the french chef who opened the joint left some time ago and the food has taken a turn, flavor wise, for the innocuous rather than succulent.....SIGH
THE CAVEAT: we ordered a mango juice and a papaya juice upon arrival and were served a glass of water with scant amount of fruit, so I'd steer clear of that.
ALSO THIS JOINT IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS, and does not have a phone number posted anywhere online to make Reservations. It is, however, on the front of the menu
Overall, a disappointing meal in a lovely looking establishment which had attentive staff, a manager who was switched on and a nice feel, like i said, too bad the food was mostly lacking in flavor and seasoning.

7. Guizhou JiaChang Wei

Wu Zai Cun Guizhou Road, Beihai, China Chinese +86 779 303 8997
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Guizhou JiaChang Wei

Reviewed By Sergey K - Naryan-Mar, Russia

В ресторане отлично представлены блюда характерные для юга Китая - много рыбы, мясопродуктов, экзотических фруктов. Все очень ярко, красиво и вкусно. Цены весьма умеренные. Сервис нарочито услужлив.

8. Seafood Dapaidang(Beihai Avenue)

HaiCheng District BeiHai Avenue, Beihai, China Seafood
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Seafood Dapaidang(Beihai Avenue)

Reviewed By maritanlinz - Halong Bay, Vietnam

i had try many sea foods in many different place , for my sell seafoods in beihai is not very good even it fresh but not tasty. not cheap also , carefully with Tuck Tuck driver they will get commision when you are invite or bring you to seafood retaurant , we had been cheated by the man who drive tuck we duscus 5 jmp 2 way around for 30 minutes but when we come back, he charge us 20 JMP because we not eat seafoods in his recommend restaurant .

9. Lu Xi FeiNiu

HaiCheng District Guizhou Road 32, ChengShi BianJie Hotel 1 Floor, Beihai, China +86 779 221 8088
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Lu Xi FeiNiu

Reviewed By Sergey K - Naryan-Mar, Russia

Каждое раннее утро, когда я выходил на пляж Бейхая, я наблюдал как во время отлива люди что-то собирают. По всей вероятности это и есть некоторые морепродукты, которые оказываются на столах ресторанов города. Некоторые вещи довольно необычные, но вкусные. А можно заказать привычные устрицы, но на китайский манер, как например в ЛюксиФейню.

10. LaoDao Coffee

HaiCheng District ZhuHai West Road Old Street 153, Beihai, China Cafe +86 779 203 1828
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

LaoDao Coffee

Reviewed By luolun1968 - Beihai, China

A great place to just sit have a coffee and watch the world go past. This café is in the old part of Beihai with an interesting colonial history and is located in Old Street. They have a great selection of coffee and a reasonable selection of beer. Food is basic and can be hit or miss. Staff were very friendly. Toilets need serious renovation (not good). The décor is the original brickwork and furniture very mixed. Despite everything I really enjoy sitting with a coffee and making conversation with some locals. Also have some very good live music on Saturday evenings.

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